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An open and exploratory design-led research centre at Lancaster University
We conduct applied and theoretical research into people, products, places and their interactions.
We work with a variety of organisations to provide fresh perspectives on real-world issues and facilitate innovation.
We offer Undergraduate, Masters, and PhD study opportunities. All our staff are active researchers with extensive expertise in teaching.

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Article about density & design published in The Guardian

Article about density & design published in The Guardian

Misunderstanding density: Why we are building the wrong sort of cities

Dr. Christopher Boyko published an article today (29 July, 2014) in The Guardian's Housing Network pages about understanding density in cities. The article is based on empirical research undertaken with Prof. Rachel Cooper...Read full update

Creative and playful ways for collecting user data

Creative and playful ways for collecting user data

Using arts, crafts and Lego to creating enticing generative interview probes

Capturing data 'in the wild' (non-lab based environments) is always a challenge, as attracting participants for short interviews or data capture is extremely difficult. Associate research members of the 'Behaviours...Read full update

Engaging With Design, a Confessional

Engaging With Design, a Confessional

We were invited to deliver a workshop hosted by the Creativity Team within the Scottish Government, who are responsible for organisational development, leadership and learning. The workshop aimed to explore the value design can bring to public sector activities.

Engaging with Design: A...Read full update

Survey on Design for Service Innovation and Development

Survey on Design for Service Innovation and Development

DeSID is a 6-months research project funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council, investigating the role of Design for Service Innovation and Development in the UK and internationally.

Together with six in-depth UK Service Design case studies, Lancaster University and University of the...Read full update

Wicked Persuasion: A Designerly Approach

OutcomeConference Paper

Persuasive computing has tended to be applied toward the promotion of minor behavior change in the direction of easily understood and uncontroversial goals. Such approaches may not make sense, however, when designing for so called ‘wicked problems’. We argue that while wicked...More information

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RT @martyn_evans: We should be educating every British child in the basics of design and making! http://t.co/scsxUrVUI9

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RT @martyn_evans: Great article in The Guardian on density in cities from our very own Dr Chris Boyko: http://t.co/iNkvHQg97b

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RT @NeighbourLeigh: Misunderstanding density: why we are building the wrong sort of cities http://t.co/nms4z1Mu1l via @guardian

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RT @Acuity_Design: I cannot exaggerate how important Journeys are to human cognition & wellbeing. Stories & games are just informational su…

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RT @martyn_evans: Architect Sir Richard MacCormac who designed the Ruskin Library at @LancasterUni dies: http://t.co/VM0CvF3cRb

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RT @AugmentedArt: New version of our augmented reality app today https://t.co/6iw84ufSjn few tweaks but super fast version to follow soon …

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What's it like to study... Fine art at Lancaster University? http://t.co/bLvY3oNwNz

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Come and work with us! Imagination is looking for an app developer, (please RT) http://t.co/wxIeezWRUs

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RT @MysticMobile: Having designed games in this era @LancasterUni lets support @rupazero's goal to study history of mobile games here http…

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RT @futurecitiescat: 32,000 enterprises in UK already working on urban innovation & market set to grow. New report http://t.co/EdukBX3ggA #…

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